Degrees and Certifications:
BS, Elementary Education, K-8 Middle Grades ELA Endorsement MPS, Legislative Affairs
I am thrilled to be teaching 3rd grade! Prior to joining Sierra Verde STEAM Academy this year, I taught 3rd grade at Bellair Elementary and 5th grade at Arrowhead Elementary. This is my 5th year working in Deer Valley Unified School District.
I studied Elementary Education at Pima College and Child Development at Brigham Young University. I also have a master's degree in Legislative Affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. My first career was in politics in Washington, DC where I was a lobbyist on Capitol Hill for almost a decade. I am excited to share my knowledge and experience to enrich our study of American History in Social Studies this year.
I moved to Arizona five years ago with my husband, David, and our three children. We moved from Virginia, near Washington, DC. I grew up in the Washington, DC area and I am a big Washington Nationals baseball fan. Go Nats! I spend most of my free time running, doing yoga, swimming in my pool, and hiking with my family. I also enjoy listening to music, reading, writing, eating ice cream and popcorn, and visiting the beach as often as possible.
I expect this school year to be filled with new adventures, hard work, and many successes!